Opening the Word
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
Episode 37 • 4m 37s
When we hear the parable of the sower and seed, it can be easy to assume it is meant for someone else. After all, we are good soil, right?
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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
This week we read three of Jesus's most famous parables: the sower and the seed, the mustard seed, and the yeast in the three measures of flour. What do all of these have in common? You might say they are stories about faith and how it grows and develops. This is correct, but they also have somet...
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
Today's Scriptures focus on comparing God's Word, law, commands, and will with earthly goods and riches. Psalm 119 tells us that while gold and silver are valuable, God's wisdom is even more valuable. The relative good of precious metals pales in comparison with the good to be found in God.
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
Today, the majority of Catholics do not, or cannot attend Sunday Mass. What are they missing? In the Gospel, Christ prepares His followers to receive His Body in the Eucharist. He gave the Church His real presence because it is in Christ that we find our true happiness. As Saint Augustine said, “...